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Re: Color at time of U505 Capture
Posted by: Rick Jackson ()
Date: March 20, 2014 08:20PM

Dan Bauer Wrote:
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> Hi!
> This has been in several fourms and in much
> dicussion. There are actual US Navy color photos
> of U-505 at the time of capture. The hull and
> tower are definately darker than Dunkelgrau 51.
> The photos are closer to Blaugrau 58/1 hull with a
> Blauschwartz 58/2. Schlickgrau is too green. It
> was used on U-505 on an ealier date however.
>
> The other issue is that of paint and scale. At
> 1/72 these colours are very dark. I am in the
> process of building this kit. I myself am going
> with a Dunkelgrau 51 upper hull with a
> Blauschwartz 58/2 Trum . The reason for this is
> simple, The darker colors don't provide enough
> contrast for the viewer. Just my thoughts, I have
> been building for over 50 years. And I have had
> several models in IPMS Conventions.


A couple of questions--First, where can one see the color photos?

Secondly, I have an issue with the emblem on the new kit versus the one on the sub at Chicago. The kit has a red background while the museum has a green field. There are other differences that make me suspicious of the Chicago version. Can this be determined from the color photos as well?

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Color at time of U505 Capture texchap 01/08/2014 03:50AM
Re: Color at time of U505 Capture Dan Bauer 03/09/2014 10:38PM
Re: Color at time of U505 Capture MB 03/15/2014 02:01PM
Re: Color at time of U505 Capture Rick Jackson 03/20/2014 08:20PM
Re: Color at time of U505 Capture dougie47 03/23/2014 12:26PM


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